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Optelecom-NKF board gains two new members

Optelecom-NKF : 05 August, 2009  (Company News)
High profile industry executives appointed to the corporate board of Optelecom-NKF
Optelecom-NKF has announced the appointment of executives Sandra Bushue and John Marcello to its corporate board of directors.

"We are fortunate to have the leadership, expertise, and experience of both Ms Bushue and Major General Marcello as we continue to advance our goal of building the Company into a premier global provider of advanced IP-video network solutions," said Edmund Ludwig, Optelecom-NKF's Chairman and CEO.

Ms Bushue is President of B & I Transportation, a transportation consulting firm addressing the intermodal transportation industry. She is a highly regarded transportation executive with more than 25 years' experience, including appointments in the Federal Government's legislative and executive branches.

Prior to founding B & I Transportation, Ms Bushue was Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), US Department of Transportation. She also served as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of Administration at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Ms Bushue held private sector executive positions at Siemens USA, last serving as Vice President for Business Development, Transportation and Homeland Security. In that capacity she developed two billion dollars of transportation-related homeland security contracts.

Ms Bushue is an honours graduate of Eureka College and holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University.

Fellow board member Major General (Retired) John Marcello is President and CEO of The Allied Defence Group (ADG), an international holding company offering a strategic portfolio of defence and security businesses. Major General Marcello's career spans 39 years and features extensive experience leading large military and private sector organizations.

Previously, Major General Marcello was Managing Director of MECAR SA, a Belgian engineering and armaments company. His last military assignment was as Commanding General of the US Army's Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), headquartered in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for Title 10 testing of all Army systems and equipment.

His distinguished military service included tours of duty in Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, with more than 10 years as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Major General Marcello was the Director of Plans for the XVIII Airborne Corps during the first Gulf War and for three years served as the US Defence Department Representative (USDR), the senior military representative, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Major General Marcello is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He holds a Masters of Sciences in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University. He also earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategy from the US Naval War College.
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